Norma Alberta Hoffman
b. 30 July 1894, d. 4 September 1973
- Father: Albert John Hoffman b. 14 December 1866, d. 3 December 1946
- Mother: Helen Kammerer b. 18 November 1866, d. 18 March 1955
- Norma Alberta Hoffman was born on 30 July 1894 in New York.
- She was baptized/christened on 3 February 1895 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, sponsored by Jacob Andrea Kammerer and Christina Sophia Schmal.
- Albert John Hoffman appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1143 Lockport Street. Other members of the household included Norma Alberta Hoffman, Helen Kammerer and Dorothy Helen Hoffman.
- Albert John Hoffman and Helen Kammerer appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1905 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1817 Ontario Avenue. Other members of the household included Norma Alberta Hoffman, Dorothy Helen Hoffman, Henry Valentine Hoffman and Catherine Elizabeth Hoffman.
- Albert John Hoffman and Helen Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, and one boarder.. Other members of the household included Norma Alberta Hoffman, Dorothy Helen Hoffman, Catherine Elizabeth Hoffman and John Kammerer Hoffman.
- The following appeared on 30 June 1916 in The Buffalo Morning Express: The marriage of Miss Gertrude Barnett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Barnett, and Joseph F. Lepine was solemnized at 7 o'clock last evening in the Presbyterian church of the Covenant, the Rev. John D. Campbell officiating. The church was decorated with palms, evergreens, pink peonies and marguerites. Ropes of Smilax were caught from the chandeliers. The pews for the house guests were marked with pink peonies and marguerites. Carl Kammerer of Niagara Falls, cousin of the bride, played a programme of organ music as the guests were assembling, ending in the Lohengrin bridal chorus as the bridal party entered, led by the ushers, Myron B. Bloy of Detroit, Mich., and William Lewis. The ushers were followed by the maid of honor, Miss Myrtle Hutchinson, and the two bridesmaids, Miss Helen Kammerer of Niagara Falls and Miss Ruth Barnett, sister of the bride. The bride entered with her father and was met at the altar by the bridegroom and his best man, George J. Barnett. She wore a gown of pussywillow taffeta with lace and pearl trimmings. Her veil was fastened with orange blossoms and she carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and lilies of the valley. The maid of honor, wore green-flowered voile trimmed with green satin bands and carried an arm bouquet of Ophelia roses. Miss Kammerer wore pink-flowered voile trimmed with pink satin bands and carried an arm bouquet of pink Killarney roses. A reception to 100 guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Barnett in Waverly street followed the ceremony. Palms, pink and white peonies and roses adorned the rooms. The bride's table was laid for fourteen and was centered with pink roses. The other guests were seated at small tables which were centered with pink candelabra. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. John Guenther of Welland, Ont., Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Barnett, Miss Nettie Platt of Alden, J. A. Kammerer of Toronto, Ont., Mrs. and Mrs. M. H. Mayle, Miss Helen Mayle, Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Eimer, Paul Eimer, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ford, Mrs. Adam Kammerer, Miss Marie Kammerer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ford, Miss Louise Ford, Charles Ford, Jr., Miss Norma Hoffman, Miss Alice Young, Mr. and Mrs. George Benning, Miss Elsa Vorwerck of Niagara Falls, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Loehr of Lancaster, Miss Gladys Williams of Toronto., Ont., Mr. and Mrs. M. Bloy of Detroit, Mich., Miss Winifred Hewetson and Miss Vera Hewetson of Brampton, Ont., Miss Alma Hart of Scranton, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Lepine will spend their honeymoon in the Catskill mountains and will be at home after August 1st in Buffalo.
- She married William Bouvy, son of Henry Joseph Bouvy and Mary Ann Boyer, on 17 June 1919 in Niagara Falls, New York, by license issued 11 June, with Rev. Herman Brezing officiating. Other witness was Howard Rieger. The marriage was witnessed by Dorothy Helen Hoffman.
- A reunion of the Kammerer family was held in 1923 Kammerer family at the home of Helen Kammerer Hoffman, on the occasion of sister Phoebe Kammerer's Frank's visit from her home in Devil's Lake, North Dakota.
- William Bouvy and Norma Alberta Hoffman appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, New York. Other members of the household included John William Bouvy, Norman Albert Bouvy, Romain Bouvy and Ruth Helen Bouvy.
- William Bouvy and Norma Alberta Hoffman appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 2615 Lockport Road. Other members of the household included John William Bouvy, Norman Albert Bouvy and Ruth Helen Bouvy.
- The following appeared on 10 May 1943 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: William Bouvy, of the Lake Ontario Ordnance Works Guard Force, wears on his uniform the service ribbons of two wars, an expert marksman’s medal and, on his collar, the chaplain’s cross. He can hit a dime at 50 yards with his pistol or, when called upon, he can act as a messenger of goodwill as a minister of the gospel.
Mr. Bouvy came to the Ordnance plant at Modeltown, N. Y., because he had a vision of the service that he could perform as a chaplain of the guard. His regular guard’s duties in the Examination House enable him to meet many employees. His time is also spent calling upon hospital patients and counseling employees that ask his guidance. He is non-sectarian and anxious to perform whatever service he can as a minister. “I like meeting all people and taling with them,” he says, “and hope that we can organize some discussion groups later on.”
As a hobby, Mr. Bouvy claims music and guns which he has been collecting for many years. He has been a member of the Niagara Falls Veterans’ Revolver and Pistol club for 25 years and, in addition, shoots on Lake Ontario’s pistol range with the Guards. His Army Service record includes the Mexican border campaign and World War service in the Coast Artillery. After the last war, Mr. Bouvy remained in the army for some years and then took up evangelistic work and his ministerial duties.
At home, he says, the family makes up its own orchestra, each playing a different musical instrument. For a time the family members played together while doing church work in various communities. At present, however, the Bouvy’s are all out for the war effort. One son is on Atlantic convoy duty with the navy, another is with the marines while Mrs. Bouvy is working in war industry and their daughter is attending school and working.
- The following appeared on 9 June 1944 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. William Bouvy, of 2761 Lockport street, will be "at home" to their friends and relatives Sunday, June 11, from 3 to 8 o'clock, to celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.
- The following appeared on 4 December 1946 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Albert John Hoffman, 80, of 2902 Lockport road, a retired building contractor, a member of a pioneer Niagarra county family and for many years of the Hoffman house, Lockport road and Hyde Park boulevard, died yesterday at his home after a long illness.
Born in Porter Center, Mr. Hoffman came to Niagara Falls 65 years ago and spent the remainder of his life here. He retired several years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Kammerer Hoffman; four children, John K. Hoffman and Mrs. Norma Bouvy, both of this city; Mrs. Dorothy Stroger, Kenmore, and Mrs. Catherine Turner, of Portland, Ore; two brothers, Milton F. Hoffman, of this city, and Henry J. Hoffman, Plainfield, N. J., and one sister Mrs. Lillian Reiger, this city. Ten grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 8:30 a. m. at the home and at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart church with interment in Gate of Heaven cemetery.
- The following appeared on 28 May 1948 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. William Bouvy, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bouvy and Mrs. Joe Robertshaw, Lockport road, have left for Long Beach, Calif., where they will make their future home.
- William Bouvy and Norma Alberta Hoffman appeared in the 1951 Long Beach, California, City Directory at 610 Temple av.
- The following appeared on 11 April 1951 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. William Bouvy, Long Beach, Calif., formerly of this city, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Helen Hoffman, 2902 Lockport road.
- The following appeared on 30 July 1952 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Lt. and Mrs. Jack Bouvy and family and Mr. and Mrs. William Bouvy, formerly of this city, are vacationing at Sequoia National park, Calif.
- The following appeared on 19 March 1955 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Hoffman, 88, of 2902 Lockport Rd., will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Arthur H. Schmoyer, D.D., officiating. Burial will be in Riverdale Cemetery.
Mrs. Hoffman died yesterday at Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Born here, she had been active in community affairs and was a lifelong member of the Zion church. She resided at the above address for 43 years. Mrs. Hoffman was county tax collector for the Town of Niagara for a number of years, school tax collection and during the 1930s was chairman of the American Red Cross.
Her husband A. J. Hoffman, predeceased her.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Norma Bouvy, Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Dorothy Strouger, Kenmore, and Mrs. Catherine Gleie, Portland, Ore; a son, John K. Hoffman, Lewsiton; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Redanz Funeral Home until 11 a.m. Monday.
- William Bouvy and Norma Alberta Hoffman appeared in the 1969 Long Beach, California, City Directory at 1234 East 63rd. listed as Wm Bouvy (Norma A) retd.
- Norma Alberta Hoffman died on 4 September 1973 at age 79 in Los Angeles County, California.
- William Bouvy became a widower at her death.
- The following appeared on 4 September 1973 in the Long Beach Press-Telegram: [Died] Norma A. Bouvey [sic]. Age 79, 12344 E. 63rd Street. Survived by husband, William; daughter, Mrs. Ruth Robertshaw; 2 sons, Jack W. Bouvy and Norman A. Bouvy; 2 sisters, Mrs. Catherine Gleie and Mrs. Dorothy Strowger; 1 brother, John K. Hoffman; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Services saturday, 10 a.m., Hunter Mortuary Chapel.
- Last Edited: 17 Oct 2015